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Learn how to treat and prevent nosebleeds in children.

Key points

  • Nosebleeds occur when the wall between the two nostrils, called the nasal septum, is aggravated.
  • Nose picking and air dryness are the most common causes of nosebleeds.
  • To treat a nosebleed at home, lean your child's head forward. Gently squeeze the soft part of your child's nose for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • To help prevent nosebleeds, use a humidifier in your child's bedroom. Using creams on the nasal septum can also prevent dryness.
Last updated: March 12th 2024